The Department of Physics, Geology, and Engineering Technology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in experimental condensed matter physics to begin August 2020. We will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status.
This new position is a part of our strategy with focus on strengthening basic and applied research, and teaching in Physics at NKU. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both introductory and upper-level undergraduate classes, pursue an active research program that includes undergraduate students and participate in co-curricular departmental activities. The new faculty must be committed to recruiting and mentoring physics, engineering physics and pre-engineering students, especially women and members of underrepresented groups.
The Physics program has thirteen full time faculty and approximately seventy undergraduate Physics majors and pre-engineering students and provides students with classroom and laboratory-based learning opportunities. The program also provides ample opportunities for undergraduate research. For more information on the Physics Program at NKU please visit:
The department offers baccalaureate degrees in physics, engineering physics, geology, and three specialties in engineering technology as well as pre-engineering transfer programs.
The faculty of the department include eleven tenured/tenure-track faculty and twelve full-time lecturers.
More information about the department can be found in the web page, https://inside.nku.edu/artsci/departments/pget.html
NKU, located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati in an area offering an outstanding quality of life, is a nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people.
Our institution is built on core values that emphasize multidimensional excellence, learner-centered education, civic engagement, multiculturalism, innovation, collegiality, and collaboration across disciplines and professional fields.
The Department of Physics, Geology, and Engineering Technology is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area.
For additional information on NKU visit http://www.nku.edu.
Primary Responsibilities :
The position responsibilities of the successful candidate for this job position include, but not limited to:
Teach introductory physics courses
Teach upper level physics courses
Establish an active and sustainable research program that involves NKU's undergraduate students, promotes student engagement, and improves the quality of undergraduate learning
Participate in service activities of the department
Advise and mentor undergraduate students
A Doctorate degree in Physics or related field is required.
Expertise in experimental condensed matter physics.
Experience in teaching undergraduate-level courses effectively.
Ability to establish a research program in physics that involves training and mentoring undergraduate student researchers.
Proven record of scholarly research in physics.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students with diverse social identities and backgrounds.
Candidates should submit: a cover letter, a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research plan, a personal philosophy on student diversity and inclusion, and a document with names, phone numbers and email addresses for at least three references.
Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Wayne Bresser (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any questions.
Any candidate offered this position is required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
Minimum Education: ABD
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Internal Number: 8659
About Northern Kentucky University
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